Home cooks have revealed their tips and tricks for making the perfect mashed potatoes – but no one can agree on the perfect recipe.
From adding cream cheese, sour cream or Parmesan to simple preparation with milk, salt and pepper – the only thing the recipes have in common is their appreciation for the basic food on offer.
One woman, trying to find the best way to make the side dish, asked what everyone had in their porridge and sparked the conversation on the Facebook page “What’s for dinner in Australia tonight?”
Home cooks have revealed their tips and tricks for making the perfect mashed potatoes – but no one can agree on the perfect recipe
“Butter and milk until they’re nice and creamy, and then some salt and pepper,” said one woman, keeping it simple.
“Just butter, milk, salt and pepper, but the trick to making delicious porridge is to leave the skin on,” instructed another.
While another said butter, milk, and vegemite are the keys to making an amazing porridge.
Others put grated cheese, cream cheese, parmesan, or sour cream in their pots.
Many add cream and milk to get the perfect smooth consistency.
Some appreciate extra vegetables like sweet potato and pumpkin.
“We just had fourtato, it’s a potato with three vegetable puree. Tonight it was potatoes, pumpkin, broccoli and cauliflower. Seasoned with salt and pepper. ‘
Some people believe that whipping butter and cream are key, while others think sour cream or cream cheese are the best that can be added
Others say mashed potatoes are always best when the potatoes have their skin on
There were some recipes that looked very different.
“Butter, tzatziki dip, or corn relish dip,” said one woman.
While another is adding mayonnaise to her potato.
Others seemed to add a bit of everything.
“Cream cheese, thickened cream, butter, sour cream, chicken salt, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper,” listed one mother.
And when in doubt, some people agreed to just add bacon.
This isn’t the first time people are trying to find the perfect recipe.
Morgan Hipworth, the founder of Melbourne Business Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, shared his simple, four-ingredient recipe using potatoes, butter, sea salt and, most surprisingly, boiling milk for the side dish.
“I hate lumpy mashed potatoes out of passion. Here’s a recipe for a perfect, smooth and creamy mash every time,” said the 19-year-old in his TikTok video.
“I promise you this will be the smoothest porridge you have ever had.”
House chef Morgan Hipworth (pictured) has revealed his secret trick to creating the perfect creamy mashed potatoes every time
How to Make Morgan Hipworth’s Perfect Mashed Potatoes
500 g potatoes
100 g butter
100 g whole boiling milk
Sea salt to taste
Peel the potatoes and cut into large pieces. Cooked in a saucepan, seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt.
Drain the potatoes and put them through a potato press. Return the mashed potatoes to low heat and stir for five minutes.
Pour milk into another saucepan and bring to a boil. Slowly add to the potato mixture together with the butter.
Stir until the potatoes are light and fluffy. Season with additional salt if necessary.
He started by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into large pieces. Morgan then cooked the spuds in a saucepan that had been seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt.
“Cook in salty water like the sea until the potatoes are tender,” he said.
“Drain the potatoes and go through a potato press.”
If you prefer smooth potatoes, remove any traces of fine lumps by pushing them through a potato press or sieve.
He started by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into large pieces. Morgan then cooked the spuds in a saucepan that had been seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt
Push the potatoes through a potato press to remove any trace of fine lumps. In another saucepan, he heated whole milk until it was hot. Boiling the milk produces a nice, creamy mash and a fluffy consistency
Return the mashed potatoes to low heat and stir for five minutes.
In another saucepan, he heated whole milk until it was hot. Boiling the milk produces a nice, creamy mash and a fluffy consistency. Pouring cold milk straight from the refrigerator can help cool the hot potatoes.
“Bring your milk to a boil and slowly add it to the potato mixture with butter,” he said.
“Stir until your potatoes are light and fluffy.”
Morgan added, “Try your porridge before serving and add extra salt if needed. You can also add any of your favorite herbs. ‘
The video has been viewed more than 99,000 times since then. Dozens say they’d love to try the recipe at home.
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